I’m a faux freak.  Taking one material and making it convincingly appear to be something else is a very special talent.  These faux wrought iron trivets made by Suzy of Suzy’s Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom are actually made from  —are you ready for this? — toilet paper tubes!  Now, I’ve seen a lot of TP tube crafts in my time, but nothing I’d really be proud to permanently display in my house.  I just can’t get over how elegant these turned out!  [how to make toilet paper tube faux wrought iron wall art]

Project estimate:

  • Toilet paper tubes, free
  • Balsa wood, about $1.50
  • Glue, on hand
  • Spray paint, on hand or $1 and up

Total:  $1.50 and up